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CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
AVERTISSEUR MONOXYDE DE CARBONE
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS
OF THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE USING THE
ALARM. STORE THE MANUAL IN A SAFE PLACE FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE. PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO
THE SAFETY WARNINGS. PASS THE MANUAL ONTO ANY
SUBSEQUENT USERS OF THE ALARM.
Activation of your CO alarm's audible horn
indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO)
which can KILL YOU.
. THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN
ORDINARY INDOOR LOCATIONS OF FAMILY LIVING UNITS. IT IS
NOT DESIGNED TO MEASURE COMPLIANCE WITH OCCUPATIONAL
SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) COMMERCIAL OR
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AT SPECIAL RISK FROM CARBON
MONOXIDE EXPOSURE BY REASON OF AGE, PREGNANCY
OR MEDICAL CONDITION MAY CONSIDER USING WARNING
DEVICES WHICH PROVIDE AUDIBLE AND VISUAL SIGNALS
FOR CARBON MONOXIDE CONCENTRATION UNDER 30PPM. IF
IN DOUBT CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.
THIS CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM IS NOT:
Designed to detect smoke, fire or any gas other than carbon
To be seen as a substitute for the proper servicing of fuel-burning
appliances or the sweeping of chimneys.
To be used on an intermittent basis, or as a portable alarm for
the spillage of combustion products from fuel-burning appliances
This carbon monoxide alarm is designed for indoor use only. Do not expose
to rain or moisture. Do not knock or drop the alarm. Do not open or tamper
with the alarm as this could cause malfunction. The alarm will not protect
against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when the batteries have
drained. The alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas
at the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of
fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, heating oil, paraffin, gasoline,
natural gas, propane, butane, etc.
Ideally, it is recommended that a carbon monoxide alarm
should be installed in or near every room that has a fuel burning
appliance such as any gas fireplaces, furnaces, room heaters,
water heaters, cookers, grills, etc.
Ensure that the alarm buzzer can be heard by all those who
are intended to hear it. Seek medical help if it is suspected that
a member of the household is suffering from carbon monoxide
If the alarm sounds, make sure to investigate the problem.
Ignoring the alarm may result in sickness, injury or death. (CO
may be present even if nothing is seen or smelled by the user).
Alarm should be tested once per week. If further details are
required which do not appear in this manual contact Service at
847 955 4016.
This pack contains: One alarm, 3 'AAA' batteries, Battery compartment
cover, Screw pack, Mounting bracket, Owners Manual
Thank you for purchasing this alarm which is designed to detect the
presence of carbon monoxide. This manual contains information on
the installation and operation of the CO alarm. The green light flashes
at approximately 60-second intervals to indicate the alarm is operating
correctly. The red light will flash continuously and the horn will sound
if carbon monoxide is detected. The alarm is suitable for use in areas
where cooking and heating appliances burn fuels such as wood,
charcoal, coal, oil, gas, etc.
This carbon monoxide alarm is designed to detect carbon monoxide gas
from any source of combustion.
WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas which is released
when fuels are burnt. It is invisible, has no smell and is therefore very
difficult to detect with the human senses. Under normal conditions, in a
room where fuel burning appliances are well maintained and correctly
ventilated, the amount of carbon monoxide released into the room by
appliances is not dangerous.
These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline,
kerosene, and propane.
Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not properly
maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise
quickly. CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient.
"Air-tight" homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other weath-
erproofing can "trap" CO inside.
SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING
These symptoms are related to CO POISONING and should be dis-
cussed with ALL household members.
Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue ("flu-like" symptoms).
Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
Convulsions, unconsciousness, heart and lung failure. Exposure to
carbon monoxide can cause brain damage, death.
Some individuals are more sensitive to CO than others, including people
with cardiac or respiratory problems, infants, unborn babies, pregnant
mothers, or elderly people can be more quickly and severely affected by
CO. Members of sensitive populations should consult their doctors for
advise on taking additional precautions.
IN WHICH ROOM TO PUT THE ALARM
Installing CO Alarms in Recreational Vehicles or Mobile Homes.
For minimum security, a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of
each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.
For more security, install additional Alarms in each separate bedroom.
The Alarm should be located at least 6 inches (152mm) from all exterior
walls and at least 3 feet (0.9 meters) from supply or return vents.
Test units after the RV has been in storage, before each trip, and once
a week while in use. Failure to test units used in RVs as described may
remove your protection.
In general, install CO Alarms:
Inside every bedroom, especially if people sleep with the door
partly or completely closed.
In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple
sleeping areas, install a unit in each.
For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and
storage areas, where temperatures normally remain between 40°F
(4°C and 38°C ).
Ideally an alarm should be fitted in or near every room that contains a
furnace or fuel burning heat source. However, if there is more than one
appliance the following points should be taken into account:
An alarm should be installed in any family living unit containing a
fuel-burning appliance or fireplace or having an attached garage.
WHERE NOT TO PUT THE ALARM
Do not place the alarm in the following areas:
Outside the building.
In or below a cupboard.
In a damp or humid area.
Directly above a sink or stove/oven.
Next to a door or window or anywhere that would be affected by
Where the air flow to the alarm would be obstructed by curtains
When dirt or dust could collect and block the sensor, and stop it from
In an area where the temperature could drop below 40°F (4.4°C)
or rise to above 100°F (37.8°C).
Where it could be easily knocked, damaged, or where it could be
Within 5 feet (1.5m) of any cooking appliance.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ALARM
The alarm should be tested weekly by pressing and holding the test/reset
button on the front of the alarm for several seconds. The alarm is pre-
calibrated at the factory and requires no maintenance other than to clean
the outside casing occasionally with a cloth. Ensure that the holes on
the front of the alarm are not blocked with dirt and dust. DO NOT USE
CLEANING AGENTS, BLEACH OR POLISH.
The unit requires 3 x 1.5V alkaline batteries. The following are suitable
replacements: Gold Peak 24A LR03, Energizer E92 LR03
Use only the batteries listed. Use of batteries not listed may affect
performance of the unit.
USING THE ALARM
To activate the alarm, insert the 3 batteries which are included, fit the
battery compartment cover and close the detector lid (battery
compartment cover cannot be fitted unless batteries are inserted.)
When inserting the batteries, ensure the polarity is correct - ie: positive
end of battery (+) aligns with the (+) symbol in the battery housing. The
green and red lights will flash briefly and the horn will sound a short
Press the test/reset button and check that the red light flashes and the
horn sounds. The alarm is now operating and ready for use.